18 Experiences You Only Have At University

Try though you may, you'll never live quite like a student again.

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3. You learn what a caffeine overdose feels like.

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At around 3am during an 'all nighter'. Symptoms include uncontrollable laughter, shaky vision and the opening paragraph of your essay on Paradise Lost suddenly no longer making a word of sense.

7. You go to proper house parties.

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When you're a teenager, you sneak around your parent's house getting drunk. When you're an adult, you host increasingly tame dinners. When you're a student, you set up a sound system on the roof, build a chill out room in your basement and get as drunk as this guy for three days.

8. Halls of residence.

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Single bed? Check.

Cheap MDF work desk? Check.

Pin board full of photos of friends from back home? Check.

At least one weird flatmate who never leaves his/her room? Check.

14. And even though sometimes all you could afford to eat was toast, you could do it until the small hours of the morning.